Border-Gavaskar Trophy has set all the experts, critics and cricket enthusiasts engaged. The entire social media has been analyzing the team composition and chances of each side to come out victorious.
Legends such as Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Harbhajan Singh and few others have shared their opinion on the outcome of the series. Now, Adam Gilchrist gave his thoughts on the same.
Gilchrist said that Indian team isn’t starting as favorites for the upcoming test series.”I don’t think I can say that India will start as favourites because history will tell you that it (Australia) is a very tough place.It’s going to be a tough challenge for India but I think it will be an even contest. Both teams have an opportunity to create a legacy of their own. It’s a new-look Australian team on the back of all that has happened last summer ” Gilchrist was quoted saying to cricketnext.
It is to be noted that Indian side had won a test at Australia back in 2008 at Perth when Kumble led the side to victory. However, the next two tours went on without registering a win and as the Australian side is now depleted, India will be certainly looking forward to clinching the series in style.
Gilchrist heaped praises on Kohli’s captaincy and the way he has taken his game to the next level. He added “I think Virat is a captain and a character that will want to do that. I think he is an inspired young leader who likes to keep the team motivated and he does that by scoring heavily. He will try to forget the past, and they have new and young players who don’t have the scars of the previous tour and they also have a very good pace attack. It has to be one of the best India have ever had.”
India hasn’t lost a single test series at home under the captaincy of Virat Kohli till now. But the overseas records continue to haunt the side as they couldn’t keep up their consistency in consecutive matches. Games at Nottingham and Johannesburg were won single-handedly by the side but their instability hurt them a lot in the remaining matches.
Gilchrist also said that Indian bowling line-up has been giving its best in the recently times and they have enough ability to put the pressure on the Australian top order.